Questions tagged [exchange-rate]

refers to the rate at which two currencies are exchanged one-for-another.

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Is there any desktop notifier application for bitcoin prices?

There's a nice C2DM push based notifier for android but I'd like to know if there is one for the desktop environment, ideally linux? Does anyone know if one exists?
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recent prices changes

Over the past three weeks the prices of bitcoins in U.S. dollars has more than doubled. Does anyone know why? Is there some recent publicity that drove up interest (so that maybe prices will fall ...
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“Market capitalization” over time

Is there a convenient data source and/or graph that gives the "market capitalization" over time for Bitcoin (i.e. the number of bitcoins issued to date times their current value on the big exchanges). ...
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Why do namecoins have any value?

Many Bitcoin mining pools offer merged mining with Namecoin, and there are places where one can buy and sell BTC for NMC and the other way around. But, why would anyone want to own NMC? As far as I ...
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Trying to understand the bitcoin chart

I'm trying to understant this bitcoin chart, but there's no indication of what's the Y axis. The "200K" means the value in dollars? Or in bitcoins? Or what? I'm trying to check out the value of a ...
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What is the easiest way to programmatically obtain the current USD-BTC spot price?

E.g., if I wanted to create a cron script that would grab the latest spot price every hour and store it in a local file or database, what would be the place to "scrape" that information from? (...
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Why have prices fallen so drastically around October 2011?

Any idea why bitcoin prices have fallen so in September and October of 2011? It seems like back in August, one bitcoin cost about US$17, whereas in late October, it's just somewhat over US$2.
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Costing arbitrage between exchanges [closed]

I'm currently writing something to script arbitrage between two exchanges to test the concept. I know I can determine the difference in prices by using (ExhangeA_sell - ExchangeB_buy) <- this ...
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Where can I get historic data series of Bitcoin prices?

Where can I get a time series of (date, bitcoin price in USD)? BitcoinCharts no longer provide historic data, only the last 20,000 samples.
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If I convert my US Dollars to Bitcoins, will its value likely depreciate? [closed]

Is it worth converting 'normal' currency into Bitcoins with the hope of making a profit later, by converting the Bitcoins back into 'normal' currency? In other words, could it be seen in a similar ...
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Is there empirical data about a relationship between bitcoin price and difficulty?

There have been claims that Bitcoin price and difficulty correspond. Is there empirical data to support or refute this?

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